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L'oste scuro

Piazza Lionardo Vigo 5/6, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 763 4001
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (7 reviews)
“fish” (7 reviews)
“a late lunch” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Piazza Lionardo Vigo 5/6, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We were the only customers in this old fashion, traditional trattoria at the time. Felt a bit too quiet... The food was traditional and ok.

Thank MariaEngblom
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The restaurant is just off the piazza in Acireale. It was a late lunch. The outdoor seating had been rolled up, but we found a table for 8 in the center of the inside room plastered with old photos (e.g. Primo Carnera, a famous boxer...More

Thank J P
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Extremely disappointed with the food served at this restaurant. Had lasagne and cannelloni - both were warmed up :( and not even properly warmed up :( Calamari fritti - disaster; felt like chewing a tastless gum. Definitely not worth 14 out 200+ restaurant in Acireale!

Thank max p
Reviewed 24 May 2017

One of our best dinners during a 9 day tour of Sicily. Truly great food, excellent service, and I really am a foodie. Enjoy!

Thank Basia1947
Lostescurodivincenzo, Proprietario at L'oste scuro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

this is a wonderful place and mr. fazio is a very beautiful person who loves his work and meets the discerning customer. The place is simple but the familiarity is unique.the sacrifice and dedication in search of flavors combined with the freshness of the ingredients...More

Thank giovanni r
Lostescurodivincenzo, Proprietario at L'oste scuro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing food from start to end. We had a selection of starters which were mouth watering. I suggest the clamari fritti and the sausage swardfish. Then we had a verity of pasta with sea food which were scrumptious. I recommend this restaurant and will come...More

Lostescurodivincenzo, Proprietario at L'oste scuro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

It seems you can have any fish as long as it's swordfish but it was good nonetheless. The service was fine and I had my first, excellent glass of Nero d'Avola. Good location and a generally positive attitude to people on their first night in...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Acireale is a charming city and L'Oste Scuro has the perfect location. The food is of a high quality, served by helpful and friendly staff, and well-known Sicilian specialities make up the menu. I couldn't resist the pasta alla vongole and it was excellent. I'd...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Drove down to Acireale just to ReVisit L'oste Scuro. What can I say that hasn't been said.... Great antipasto, love the home made lemonade didn't leave much space for the main but still found a way to fit it in. But most of all great...More

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Lostescurodivincenzo, Proprietario at L'oste scuro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Attending Acireale, for years I had noticed this restaurant, located in a scenic location, in front of the baroque church of San Sebastiano. The opportunity to experience the property occurred recently, when two friends wanted to offer us a dinner. We focused on a main...More

Thank Brun066
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 28 - USD 36
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Lionardo Vigo 5/6, 95024, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Acireale
  • Phone Number: +39 095 763 4001
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